Second Chance seeks funding support primarily through federal, state and local discretionary/demonstration grants. Foundation awards and private contributions are also welcome. The projected FY 2016-2017 budget is $400,000.00. This funding permits annual reentry assistance to 200-250 high-risk offenders (clients) returning to the Kansas City area from state correctional facilities. Additionally, hundreds of other persons are provided with post-prison, transitional information and access to community resources.
Since 2010, Second Chance has provided direct services for employment and housing to over 1,000 persons. Additionally, over 3,000 have received some sort of reentry information, job readiness assistance, and referrals to other critically needed resources.
For clients who have successfully completed our reentry programming, over 80% have remained out of prison and stable within the community after one year. The national average is below 50%.